The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
Gold - Individuals
For US brand owners seeking precision trademark protection and enforcement, Pinheiro Palmer is the firm to call. Walter Palmer and Cristina Pinheiro-Palmer are the rainmakers: US dual-qualified partners who match in-depth knowledge of the Brazilian market with international standards of practice. They come “recommended unequivocally” by patrons: “Both are creative and gifted attorneys with a knack for foreseeing future market trends. Their advice is consistently insightful and they always answer the most pertinent questions with ease – navigating the Brazilian trademark landscape is effortless with them.”
Walter Palmer obtained his BA and MA from the University of Miami, Florida, before obtaining his JD from the George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. A member of the Florida Bar since 1995, he practised as a civil litigator in the United States for five years before moving to Brazil in 2000 to work as a foreign correspondent for a leading IP firm. Mr Palmer was admitted to the Brazilian Bar (Rio de Janeiro) in 2004 and, since 2005, has been a partner with his wife, Cristina Pinheiro Palmer, in Pinheiro Palmer Advogados, an IP boutique in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr Palmer’s practice focuses on trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, unfair competition, copyright, litigation related to intellectual property, general counselling regarding IP issues and data privacy.
Mr Palmer is active in INTA, where he chaired the Bulletin Committee for two years, as well as the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association and the Brazilian Industrial Property Agents’ Association.
Mr Palmer speaks English and Portuguese and has been recognised in Chambers Latin America as having a “keen sense of [clients’] business needs”.
Mr Palmer is currently secretary and also a past president of the American Society of Rio de Janeiro.